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18 April, 2016

Red Wine Steak with Quinoa and Asparagus

Red Wine Steak with Quinoa and Asparagus
Posted in : Asian, Beef, Ethnic, Main Dishes on by : Tamra
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INGREDIENTS 1/4 c. red wine 1/4 c. soy sauce 1 tbsp. Worcestershire sauce 1 1/2–2 lb. flank steak kosher salt Freshly ground black pepper 1 c. quinoa 1 lb. asparagus, trimmed and cut into 1/2″ pieces 2 tbsp. brown sugar 1/4 c. Chopped chives DIRECTIONS In a resealable plastic bag, add red wine, soy sauce,
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21 November, 2015

Lemon Snowball Cookies

Posted in : Christmas, Desserts, Entertaining, Holidays, Home tested, Pastries, Thanksgiving on by : Tamra
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Ingredients 2 cups all-purpose flour 3 Tbsp cornstarch 1/4 tsp salt 1 cup (8 oz) butter, softened 2/3 cup powdered sugar Zest of 2 lemons (about 4 tsp) 2 tsp lemon extract 1/2 tsp vanilla extract 1/2 cup finely chopped almonds 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar, for coating Directions In a mixing bowl whisk together
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13 November, 2015

Pumpkin Spice Latte Chocolate Pudding Cake

Pumpkin Spice Latte Chocolate Pudding Cake
Posted in : Desserts, Vegetarian on by : Tamra
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Ingredients: 1 flax egg: (1 tablespoon ground flax mixed with 3 tablespoons water) 1.5 cups rolled oats, ground into a flour (use certified gluten-free oats, if necessary) 3/4 cup coconut sugar 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg 1/3 cup finely chopped non-dairy dark chocolate 1/2-3/4
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10 November, 2015

Pumpkin Cheesecake

Pumpkin Cheesecake
Posted in : Desserts, Entertaining, Halloween, Holidays, Thanksgiving on by : Tamra
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INGREDIENTS CRUST: 2cups graham cracker crumbs (from 14 graham crackers) 2tablespoons granulated sugar 1/2cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, melted FILLING: 1.25-ounce envelope unflavored gelatin 18-ounce bar cream cheese, at room temperature 115-ounce can pumpkin puree 1cup sour cream 3/4cup granulated sugar 2teaspoons pumpkin pie spice 1teaspoon pure vanilla extract DIRECTIONS Make the crust: Heat oven
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10 November, 2015

Cranberry Sauce

Cranberry Sauce
Posted in : Christmas, Dips / Sauces, Entertaining, Fruit, Holidays, Other, Sides, Thanksgiving on by : Tamra
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INGREDIENTS 4cups fresh cranberries 2cups apple juice 3/4cup sugar 1/4teaspoon orange zest DIRECTIONS Place all the ingredients in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat and bring to a boil. Reduce to a simmer, stirring occasionally, and cook until the liquid has slightly thickened, about 30 minutes. Remove from heat, let cool, cover, and refrigerate in
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24 October, 2015

Caramel Appletini

Caramel Appletini
Posted in : 4th of July, Beverages, Entertaining, Fruit, Halloween, Holidays on by : Tamra
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INGREDIENTS 2  oz. Smirnoff® Kissed Caramel 1.5  oz. apple juice 0.25  oz. lemon juice 0.25  oz. simple syrup HOW TO MIX Glass: Martini Glass Combine all ingredients in a shaker with ice. Shake well. Strain into martini glass. Garnish with thin apple slices and a caramel rim.

1 September, 2015

Queso Dip

Queso Dip
Posted in : Appetizers, Crockpot's, Dips / Sauces, Entertaining, Mexican on by : Tamra
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ingredients: 1 tablespoon canola oil 1/4 cup diced white onion 1 medium jalapeño, diced 1 medium poblano pepper, roasted and diced 10 ounces white American cheese, shredded (find this cheese at the deli counter) 6 ounces Pepper Jack cheese, shredded 1/2 cup milk 1/3 cup freshly chopped cilantro 1 roma tomato, seeds removed and diced
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14 August, 2015

Spanish Rice

Spanish Rice
Posted in : Ethnic, Mexican, Other, Rice, Sides on by : Tamra
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Ingredients 2 cups long-grain white rice 1 pound medium Roma tomatoes(about 4 or 5), cored and coarsely chopped 3/4 to 1 cup low-sodium chicken broth 2 medium garlic cloves, peeled and smashed 1/2 medium white onion, coarsely chopped 1 3/4 teaspoons kosher salt, plus more as needed 1/4 cup vegetable oil 1 bay leaf Instructions
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6 August, 2015

Grady’s Grilled Chicken Pasta

Grady’s Grilled Chicken Pasta
Posted in : Copycat Recipies, Entertaining, Pasta, Poultry on by : Tamra
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Serves 4 2 tablespoons butter 2 cups sliced mushrooms 1/2 cup diced green onions 1/2 cup diced tomatoes 1 tablespoon chopped fresh garlic 1 pound chicken breast, boneless, skinless 16 ounces heavy cream 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese 2 teaspoons salt 2 teaspoons black pepper 1 pound linguine pasta Place the chicken on a preheated
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24 July, 2015

Watermelon-Tequila Cocktail

Watermelon-Tequila Cocktail
Posted in : 4th of July, Beverages, Entertaining, Fruit, Holidays on by : Tamra
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INGREDIENTS 1/4 cup water 1/4 cup granulated sugar 8 cups diced seedless watermelon (1 pound) 1/4 cup fresh lime juice 1 3/4 cups blueberries 3/4 cup lightly packed fresh mint leaves, plus 8 sprigs for garnish 1 1/4 cups silver tequila Ice Directions In a small saucepan, bring the water to a simmer with the
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